We’ve heard a lot about hydraulic fracking in North Texas, especially after Denton banned the process. As many legal experts attest, that ban runs afoul of state law and puts local taxpayers on the hook for legal bills as the city defends itself in court.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, recently announced that he’d struck a deal with the Obama administration to expand Medicaid using an “alternative” program that adopts features of consumer-driven health plans like health savings accounts.
In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proudly announced that America had once again reclaimed its crown as the world’s No. 1 oil and natural gas producer and that we were well on our way to realizing the oft-professed goal of energy independence.
Few Texans are familiar with the state’s Public Utility Commission. They are, however, well-acquainted with the regular sting of their electric bills and understand the importance of minimizing service disruptions.
If you think drone kills are “clean” and “surgical,” think again. They are terrifying for people in places where drones operate, and they are often highly traumatic for drone pilots and even others who only watch the kills from half a world away.
A few weeks ago, I saw Selma, a remarkable movie about the unbreakable persistence and moral leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans in the Jim Crow south.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called for the elimination of the Emerging Technology Fund, a program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups but was hindered by bankruptcies and questionable claims of success.